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  1. Sport - Rugby

    HK to host Bledisloe Cup showdown

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Australia and New Zealand to clash at Hong Kong Stadium in world first The 2008 Bledisloe Cup will be played over four matches, three as part of the annual Tri-Nations series ... of a game to Hong Kong on an annual basis.' The All Blacks are the holders of the Bledisloe Cup- which was in Hong Kong yesterday- and will start as favourites when the series gets under way ...

  2. HK wooing Lions for 2013 tour stopover

    Posted Jul 31st 2010, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... prepared for the second instalment of the Bledisloe Cup in October- having staged the first historic encounter on foreign soil in 2008- chairman Trevor Gregory (pictured) said it was determined ... in the positive reaction to our hosting the Bledisloe Cup in 2008 and again this year. Hosting a Lions match would be fantastic for the game in Hong Kong and Asia.' The British and Irish Lions, who ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Wallabies face mission impossible

    Posted Mar 09th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... tough as it is, just got harder with the announcement this week that the last match in this year's Bledisloe Cup will be played in Hong Kong on November 1. Deans is coach of the Australian ... to bring the Bledisloe Cup to Hong Kong is not altruistic. It is in our commercial interests to grow the game in Asia.' Having successfully guided Australia into the Asian football family, ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    A trophy reflecting all the passion and pride

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Bledisloe Cup has been the symbol of trans-Tasman rugby since 1931 when it was donated by the governor-general of New Zealand, Lord Bledisloe. Australia believe the trophy was first contested in 1931, while New Zealand contend it was in 1932. Archive material is not definitive. Once played irregularly every few years, Bledisloe Cup matches now happen annually, and include ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    All Blacks v Wallabies live in HK?

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... not be part of the 2008 Bledisloe Cup or Tri-Nations series. ...

  6. Runaway winner inspires skippers

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Rival Bledisloe Cup captains Stirling Mortlock and Richie McCaw were inspired by the dominance of last night's runaway Sha Tin winner Lucky Quality, though neither ... Blacks in Saturday's encounter, McCaw told his Aussie counterpart to look at the scoreboard- the New Zealanders have the Bledisloe Cup safely wrapped up for 2008. Jockey Club vice-chairman ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Rugby chiefs approve NZ-Australia match in HK

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The International Rugby Board (IRB) has approved the staging of a New Zealand-Australia test match in Hong Kong this year, paving the way for the teams' first offshore meeting outside of a World Cup. Officials from the two countries' rugby unions arrive in Hong Kong next week to iron out details of the one-off international match, to be held in October. ...

  8. DHL backing gives Bledisloe Cup a boost

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The Bledisloe Cup match in Hong Kong next month received a boost yesterday with DHL Express being named the sponsor. Hit by negative sentiment over slow ticket sales, ... will be a worldwide partner for next year's World Cup in New Zealand. ...

  9. Bledisloe Cup return a boost for HK profile

    Posted May 18th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong's position as a global rugby destination will be strengthened with the return of the Bledisloe Cup in October, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union executive director ... Sevens,' Knight said. 'It would be right to make the assumption that the Bledisloe Cup will also be a success. We are confident of an excellent event and that it will be a full house once ...

  10. Unlike Sevens, Bledisloe Cup will meet HK demand

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Tickets for the Bledisloe Cup will go on sale for Hong Kong fans in early August - and there will be more available than at this year's sold-out Hong Kong Sevens. Organisers yesterday ... can buy tickets now - as part of a travel package. As in the past couple of years, the Bledisloe Cup will be decided over four matches. The first three will be part of the annual Tri-Nations ...




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